UT Health San Antonio obtained $64,848,287 in FY19 from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, industry, and philanthropy to support multi-disciplinary research, teaching, and outreach programs.
UT Health San Antonio patented a discovery in protection against traumatic brain injury.
UT Health San Antonio is home to the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Diseases, dedicated to clinical research on Alzheimer’s.
UT Health is a leader in translational research studies on neurodegenerative diseases. We take research from the lab into clinical settings to understand the disease process in the brain and explore innovative ways to intervene and slow or stop disease.
A new study implicates 160 genes in brain shrinkage seen on MRIs of 45,000 healthy adults. The shrinkage is in the cortex, the dimply outer layer of the brain that gives rise to thinking, awareness and action, and largely consists of gray matter.
UT Health San Antonio, through its Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, along with UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, has received a nearly $1 million grant to establish the Texas Statewide Brain Bank Initiative.
Structures called primary cilia – which act like TV antennas for cells to detect signals – are present in fewer numbers in mice born with Fragile X syndrome, according to researchers from UT Health San Antonio. Study results were published July 30 in the journal Stem Cell Reports.